You probably have noticed Megan is not Zambian. Megan is from Chicago and has lived in Zambia since 2006. She has worked with Arise Africa since August of 2011. Megan helps us on all of our education focused work as well as planning and organizing mission trips from the Zambia side. Megan spends most of her time working with the schools that we partner with and assessing their needs. She also works with our child sponsorship officers on report writing and other situations that come up. Megan has a great relationship with the government of Zambia in the social welfare and child protection services and helps us with the paperwork and getting children in our full custody.
Interesting Fact About Megan: I have a little sister that was adopted from Zambia and lives in Chicago.
Funniest thing about working with Americans in Zambia: "Americans have a hard time forgetting about the watch on their hands and just living life over here sometimes, its funny to watch them learn about 'African time.'"
Dream for Arise Africa:"My dream for Arise is that we grow solid and steady and that we show the love of Christ in every aspect of our work."
Megan raises all of her support through Arise Africa for her living expenses.
Chipa was born in the Copperbelt region of Zambia and received his college degree in accounting from the University of Zambia. Not only does Chipa help oversee all of the programs run in Zambia but he is particularly involved with the accounting and finances. Chipa works with the government to make sure Arise Africa is up to code in Zambia. He also is the direct contact for the USA office for any money sent to Zambia. Chipa also helps with the relationships we have in schools and making sure that they have their accounting books up to date and gives accounting lessons regularly to ensure that the money Arise Africa gives them is being used properly. When Chipa isn't keeping track of all of Arise Africa's accounting you can find him at the Arise Home playing with the boys where he loves to be a father figure for them.